FIA president Max Mosley says he has informed the FOTA teams that the governing body is ready for talks to resolve the bitter row between them.
At present, the eight remaining FOTA teams are committed to launching a breakaway championship in 2010 - a threat that Mosley described on Friday as "posturing" - having withdrawn their entries for the FIA world championship.
Mosley remains confident that the dispute will be resolved and the split averted. He believes there is now little fundamental difference between the teams and the FIA and that a solution could be quickly agreed if further talks were held.
"We are talking to people all the time," he told BBC Sport. "It will all be back to normal, it's just a question of when.
"We are very close. What divides us and the teams is minimal and really is something we could sit down and iron out very quickly."
He said the teams knew that the FIA was ready for talks when FOTA was ready to resume negotiations.
"We have said to the teams we are ready to do this," Mosley added. "Now it may take them a little time to get to the position where they want to, but when they do, we are ready."
Ross Brawn said earlier today that FOTA was pressing ahead with the arrangements for its own series rather than trying to resume talks with the FIA.
"The decision has been made by FOTA," said the Brawn team boss. "FOTA now has to press ahead with its ideas and plans, we can't wait until January and decide which way it is going to go. As each day passes, and each week passes then the options for a reconciliation will reduce."